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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This 2 year old home offers comfort at it's premium. 1860 of beauty and craftsmanship. Very beautiful treed setting surrounded with custom built in place cedar fencing. Soothing fish pond with waterfall for your outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. Municipal maintained walking trail aprox. 500 ft from the front door. If you prefer golf there are two golf courses close by. Property has parking for several vehicles including a rv hookup with 30 amp. service. Visitors are not far from a variety of attractions. For instance: You can drive to Tofino on the west coast and watch the surfers in 1 1/2 hrs. The world famous Cathedral Grove where some of the largest and oldest trees in the world are situated is only 20 minutes away. Lots of Lakes for fishing and swimming are close by. As well as the best salmon fishing in the world is right down the road. You can take the lady rose passenger ferry to beautiful Bamfield and cruise 30 miles up the Alberni Inlet which is a natural deep sea canal. Lots of historic things to see, such as the old McLeans Mill. There is a hospital and great shopping only 5 minutes away, yet you still experience the country setting while staying in our home. The inside of the home is beautiful with Valour cast iron fireplace, high ceilings, lots of upper windows, hand scraped hickory floors, and marble floors in bathrooms. All stainless steel appliances including washer and dryer, built in vac system. Two flat screen tv's are available one 60 inch and the other 40 inch. As well there is sound under the roof top patio and is Bluetooth compatable. Both bedrooms have king size beds with cotton sheets and eiderdown covers. Wi fi is also available and is included in the rental. BBQ is provided under one of the patios which is under cover so you can still bbq even if the weather is not so dry. You will always be comfortable with a state of the art heat pump to provide cool days in the summer. Both bedrooms boast king size beds, and the ensuite has a beautiful walk in shower with seamless glass enclosure, two person soaker tub, heated floors, electric fireplace. You can enjoy the veggies from the greenhouse and gardens. But we request you only pick what you can eat. In the event of any mishap there is a beautiful hospital only 5 minute drive from this property. Just bring your clothes. Everything else is provided. Please note with a long term rental of six months the office that is not available for short term rentals would be available for you during this time period.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1867 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit for guests is 28yrs old. Also this is not a party home so out of respect for neighbours we appreciate that there be no loud noise after 10 pm. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Front entry has a extra wide door, but there is one small step to access the front porch. However there is a concrete sidewalk that goes to the back and at that location there are no steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non smoking property. This includes outside the home within the fenced area. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    There is a fish pond with waterfall and we request no children due to liability issues etc. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We may allow exceptions for a small dog,with the addition of a non refundable pet fee of $100.00...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Master bedroom has walk in closet and a Mexican Armoir 2nd Bedroom has a 32' tv, large closet and a Mexican Armoir...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    large walk in shower, double sinks, fireplace...moreless

  • Ensuit has heated marble floors, large walk in shower, double sinks, two person soaker tub, fireplace...moreless

Other Amenities

  • RENTAL RULES Don & Jean’s West Island Retreat 3515 Carriere Road, Port Alberni BC No Smoking inside or on outside patios of home. The only area that smoking would be permitted is at the end of the driveway closest to the property. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. No Fireworks on the premises. No pets unless there is a separate pet contract that has been completed by the homeowner and guest before arrival. If any evidence is found, damage deposit will be forfeited, plus the cost of cleaning. Maximum 4 Guests. There may be an exception only if pre-arranged with homeowner at a cost of $35 per day per extra guest. No overnight guests,only those originally booked The guest completing the rental agreement must be 25 years or older and staying on the premises for the agreed dates. This is a residential property, please respect the neighbours and observe quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. This home is not child proof and is not r...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Their is cable tv supplied for our guests. The great room has 60" flat screen tv, with cable box. Other tv's in the bedrooms are not hooked up to cable boxes but still get the cable channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker for outside or inside use....moreless

  • Television:

    60 inch sharp flat screen tv with sound bar Outside blue tooth capable speaker (regular cable with some HD channels) All bedrooms have flat screen tv's as well. Both bedrooms have flat screen tv's ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    only minutes away from shopping etc....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    This property is located only aprox. 1/2 mile from the base of Mt Arrowsmith. Beautiful view of the mountain as you drive to this home....moreless

  • Rural:

    beautiful setting,on a no through road. Very private fenced and gated property. Lots of trees and green belt....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Alberni Inlet is about 30 miles long. Our home is only a 5 minute drive to the Alberni Inlet. It is a natural deep sea port, and you can book your trip up the inlet on the Lady Rose to Bamfield....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    open dining concept. You can eat at the large country table that looks right at the fish pond...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    yes it is a Trane heat pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load dryer is available...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    one beautiful propane cast iron Valour fireplace with temperature setting, timer, remote control etc....moreless

  • Garage:

    Our guests have no access to our garage and one room in the house which is our office...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Trane heat pump with electric backup furnace,or fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    free wifi,also there is a bluetooth device outside for your enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Both king size beds have eiderdowns on them...moreless

  • Living Room:

    11 foot high ceilings with lots of upper and lower windows. Lazyboy leather sofa as well as two sitting chairs and a extra large Lazyboy recliner...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking in driveway for 2 vehicles as well as ample parking beside the home, as well as rv parking beside the home with 30 amp service and water connection....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline is available. All of our guests use their cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    dish towels, face towels, bath towels, are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load washing machine is available...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    All dishes, blender, coffee,coffee maker,stove,oven,microwave,crock pot,pots,pans,toaster oven,spices,dish clothes and towels,soap etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    stainless microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless


  • Boat:

    You can rent a house boat on beautiful sprout lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    two concrete patios, one under a roof and one open...moreless

  • Golf:

    aprox 2 km down the road...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    lots of lakes within 20 minutes of here to kayak. As well as the west coast of the island...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    front and rear lawns. There is a garden, and we certainly don't mind if you would like a cucumber,or tomato, but please only take what is reasonable for you to enjoy. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    one outdoor stainless bbq...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Mount Washington about 1.3 hrs from here....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Lovely city maintaned tennis courts aprox 5 minute drive from our home...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Ski beautiful Sproat Lake or Great Central Lake within 20 minute drive of here....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    beautiful community indoor pool 2 km down the road along with hot tub, and sauna...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Sauna is available at our local recreation centre about a 4 minute drive from our home. The recreation centre also has a beautiful indoor pool, jaccuzzi and fitness centre....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,090 $2,857
Early Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,165 $4,135
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,090 $2,857
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $375.90
  • cleaning $150.36
  • Taxes Not included


No garage access. No office access

Please Note: This is not a property designed for little children due to a fish pond with waterfall, and the liability issues that go along with that.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
port alberni
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Hospitality Inn
55 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Holly's Golf Course
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway to Long Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Little Bavaria
57 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sproat Lake

Car: Recommended

Beautiful municipal maintained walking trail only 300 feet from the front door. Stroll the Harbour Quay just down the road with a variety of specialty shops, where you can book a beautiful boat trip and tour up the Alberni Inlet. The boat is called the Lady Rose.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I am a home builder and have built houses all over vancouver island. I have put personal touches into this home as it is our current residence. My wife Jean as well has put all her fine touches into the decorating, landscaping etc. We take pride in our home as it is our personal retreat as well.

Why the Owner Chose Port Alberni:
Port Alberni has a lot to offer as it is the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park. See people surfing every day, as well as the beauty of Tofino and Uclulet. Take the lady Rose ferry or simply stroll the Harbour Quay and have a meal or just a donut it's all beautiful. Some of the best fishing in the world when the Salmon come up the inlet each spring until late fall. Tour the famous McLanes Mill. Take a trip 20km east of Port Alberni to view and stroll through the largest forest grove in British Columbia (McMillan Park) and while your there enjoy a picnic or refreshing swim in beautiful Cameron Lake. Or if it's the beautiful sandy ocean shores you prefer then keep driving east for another 6km. to the breathtaking shores of Qualicum Beach. There you can enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply stroll for long distances on the beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful back yard, very private with fish pond, waterfall, greenhouse, gardens, and the sound of the birds every morning.

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Speaks: english


VRBO #582665

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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